Tschabalala Self

Tschabalala Self (b.1990 Harlem, USA) lives and works in the New YorkTri-State. Tschabalala is an artist and builds a singular style fromthe syncretic use of both painting and printmaking to explore ideasabout the black body. She constructs depictions of predominantly femalebodies using a combination of sewn, printed, and painted materials,traversing different artistic and craft traditions. The formal andconceptual aspects of Self's work seek to expand her critical inquiryinto selfhood and human flourishing.Recent solo and group exhibitions (public and institutional) include:Desert X 2023, Palm Springs (2023); Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen(2023); Le Consortium, Dijon (2022); Performa 2021 Biennial New YorkCity, New York (2021); Haus der Kunst, Munich (2021); KunsthalleDüsseldorf, Düsseldorf (2021); Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore(2021); Centro Pecci Prato, Prato (2020/21); ICA, Boston (2020); ArtOmi, Ghent New York (2019); Studio Museum Artists in Residence, MoMAPS1, New York (2019); Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2019); Frye ArtMuseum, Seattle (2019); Yuz Museum, Shanghai (2018); The Beyond:Georgia O'Keeffe and Contemporary Art, Crystal Bridges Museum ofAmerican Art, Bentonville (2018); Trigger: Gender as a Tool and aWeapon, New Museum, New York (2017); Tramway, Glasgow (2017); ParasolUnit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London (2017); Desire, MooreBuilding, Miami (2016); A Constellation, Studio Museum Harlem, Harlem(2015).

Past Works

Pioneer, 2022. Photo: Lance Gerber.

Seated, 2022. Photo: Lucy Emms.